COQUITLAM, B.C., June 1, 2020 – Work will begin this month on a major upgrade to Mundy Park’s playground.
Part of the City’s ongoing program to refresh aging park amenities, the Mundy Park playground will be upgraded with features for both younger and older children, a raised adventure circuit, and inclusive elements for children of all abilities.
While other playgrounds around the City have now reopened, Mundy Park will remain closed to prepare for construction set to begin in June and continue until fall. The project was initially intended to be completed before summer but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Complete Replacement Planned
The existing playground will be removed and replaced with:
- Dozens of new toys and structures, with designated zones for ages two to five and five to 12;
- A raised adventure circuit with towers and elevated bridges;
- Accessibility elements to support use by differently-abled children, such as inclusive play features and wheelchair-friendly surfacing;
- Rubber and engineered wood chip safety surfacing; and
- New landscaping, benches and asphalt pathways.
Information about this and other park projects is posted at www.coquitlam.ca/parkprojects.
Nearby Options to Mundy Park
Families near Mundy Park are encouraged to visit the playgrounds at these nearby parks:
- Good Neighbour Park – 1415 Foster Ave.
- Poirier Playground – 624 Poirier St.
- Rochester Park – 1390 Rochester Ave.
- Blue Mountain Park – 975 King Albert Ave.
- Como Lake – 700 Gatensbury St.
- Mariner Park – 2985 Mariner Way
Supporting Our Community During the Pandemic
The City of Coquitlam is here to help, with these resources:
- Visit www.coquitlam.ca/csrp to learn about the City’s Community Support and Recovery Plan, which is providing immediate and long-term support for the non-profit sector, businesses and residents;
- Visit www.coquitlam.ca/spirit for a free library of activities for all ages, including fitness, arts and culture, outdoor activities and ways to connect with your community; and
- Visit www.coquitlam.ca/covid19 for updates on City services and initiatives and COVID-19 health resources.
Coquitlam residents and businesses are also encouraged to follow the City of Coquitlam on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and download the CoquitlamConnect mobile app for up-to-date City information. Links are available at www.coquitlam.ca/connect.